USS Atascosa (AO 66)
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||30 Apr 1942|
|Launched||7 Sep 1942|
|Commissioned||9 Nov 1942|
Displacement: 5730 BRT
Acquired by the USN on 12 October 1942
Commands listed for USS Atascosa (AO 66)
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|1||T/Cdr. Melvin Hughes Bassett, USN||9 Nov 1942||4 Jun 1943 (1)|
|2||T/Lt.Cdr. Horace Leland de Rivera, USN||4 Jun 1943||21 Jan 1946|
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Notable events involving Atascosa include:
(The log of USS Atascosa mentions that she only fuelled destroyers on this day but the log of Iowa mentions that she fuelled from the Atascosa).
18 Aug 1945
USS Iowa (Capt. C. Wellborn, Jr., USN) topped off two of the destroyers of the Task Group, USS Cushing (Lt.Cdr. W.D. Adams, USN) and USS Buchanan (Lt.Cdr. D.E. Henry, USN), with fuel. Following the fuelling of these destroyers Iowa herself was fuelled by the oiler USS Atascosa (Cdr. H.L. de Riviera, USN).